Biometrics

Comments Due on India’s Data Protection White Paper; Info, resources, & draft comments

  The government of India has published an important white paper discussing its approach to data protection legislation, White Paper of the Committee of Experts on Data Protection Framework for India. The government of India is accepting comments on its white paper until January 31, 2018. This paper is particularly important because of its future impact

National IDs around the World: Data Analysis and Graphic

We are highlighting two recent publications from this year, both involving large and important datasets. In case you missed this work, here are the highlights. Click the links below to visit the original interactive data visualizations. First: National IDs Around the World  This interactive map displays the presence of National IDs and electronic IDs, including

WPF participating in Biometric Congress

WPF will be participating in multiple events at the Biometric Congress 31 October – 3 November in London. Executive Director Pam Dixon will be presenting a privacy briefing to the Congress 31 October, and will also be participating in a NIST biometrics workshop and a biometric authentication workshop. The Biometrics Congress is an annual gathering

A Failure to Do No Harm: India’s Aadhaar biometric ID program

WPF has conducted original research on India’s Aadhaar, a national biometric ID system, including field research in India during 2010-2014. WPF has published the original research in a peer-reviewed journal, Nature-Springer, and in Harvard-based Journal of Technology Science. The research found that systemic challenges to data protection and privacy exist in the Aadhaar system, challenges which do have potential remedies. Key lessons can be learned for both the US and the EU as biometric systems grow in popularity.